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Composing Outside the Beatles: Lennon and McCartney 1967–1972

Composing Outside the Beatles: Lennon and McCartney 1967–1972
2:18:05 | 2009

Categories: Documentary, Biography, Music, Celebrity, Arts and Culture

This fascinating documentary reviews the music and impact of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as solo composers, during this first post-Beatles period. COMPOSING OUTSIDE THE BEATLES: LENNON AND MCCARTNEY 1967–1972 covers this era from Lennon's move to New York City, the most political record of his career, and the avant-garde brace of the Lennon/Ono collaborations; to some superb singles and albums from both players, and the first album from Wings. The film also illustrates their use of old and new techniques, and how they were still borrowing from each other—despite being embroiled in both legal and personal disputes throughout these years. Drawing on rare footage, archival interviews, classic performances, and penetrating revelations from fellow musicians, Beatles academics and musicologists, we discover the true story of how their music was composed when writing alone or with new partners.

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